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Application Process

Come to Derryfield to be transformed. Your passions will guide the change.

Step 1: Inquire Online

Please complete and submit the Online Inquiry Form. This will add your family to our mailing list to receive information and invitations to school events. Families with more than one child interested in applying should submit a separate online inquiry for each child.

Step 2: Register for an Event

Please jump to our Visit page to see the wide variety of on-campus and virtual visit experiences available to students and families.

Step 3: Start your Application

Domestic Applicants: Please click on the link below to complete our online application through Ravenna Solutions. When you arrive at the page you will be asked to create an account, at which point you will be able to look up Derryfield in the “School Directory” and complete the application. For any technical questions about Ravenna, please contact them directly by following the instructions on the login page. 

International Applicants: Derryfield works directly with an agency for students from China or elsewhere in Eastern Asia. If you are applying from one of these countries, please contact New Oasis International Education before starting an application. If you are applying from outside of this territory, please click on the link below to complete our international student online application through Ravenna Solutions.

Standardized Test Scores:
The SSAT is an optional component of our admission process in 2021-22. While we encourage families to submit testing if possible, we realize that the pandemic may make accessing the test challenging. The Derryfield School will offer SSAT testing on campus in the months of October and January. A student who does not provide an SSAT score will not be penalized in our already holistic review process. In lieu of (or in addition to) the SSAT, we encourage families to share other testing results (SAS, Terra Nova, Iowa, etc.). 

Equitable Tuition: See our Affording Derryfield page for information and steps to apply.
Application Guidelines for Home Schooled Students
Please download our Guidelines for Homeschool Applicants to understand these unique requirements.

Step 4: Book an Interview

An interview is a required part of the admission process and families currently have the option of scheduling an on-campus interview or conducting the interview via Zoom. Applicant and parent/guardian interviews are separate and each lasts 30 minutes. 

Those who choose to come on campus will receive a student-led campus tour and also have the option to spend a full day at school or simply come for the tour and interview. Those who choose to do a Zoom interview will not have the ability to select an on-campus full day visit until admitted student days; however, they are encouraged to come to our in-person Open Houses in November or January.

To book interviews, contact us at admission@derryfield.org or 603-669-4525, option 3, to schedule a time for both a student interview and a parent chat.

Prior to your interview, please create a Ravenna account and begin the parent application as outlined in Step 4 below. You are not required to complete the application before your appointment, but getting started helps us to keep track of your application status!

Step 5: Notification

Each year, the Admission Office publishes decisions on Ravenna on March 10 (for applications submitted by February 1). Admitted students have until April 10 to submit enrollment contracts and tuition deposits. Admitted students will have the opportunity to attend re-visit events before they must decide (admitted student days are in early April after our students return from spring break).


Nondiscrimination Clause

There shall be no discrimination, because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or handicap status, applied by the School or the board of trustees in violation of applicable law in the employment of personnel, in the admission of students, in the offering of instruction and programs, or in the election of trustees.

The Derryfield School

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